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    1854-O Three Dollar Gold, AU55
    Appealing for the Grade, Lapped Dies

    1854-O $3 AU55 PCGS. Variety 2. Both dies are lapped on this late die state variety, easily observed on the wreath bow and the shallow definition of the lettering on both sides. The fields of this straw-gold Choice AU piece have a hint of reflectivity despite light wear, and neither side exhibits bothersome abrasions. The 1854-O is often available for a price, but as the only New Orleans issue in the series it takes persistence to win an example at auction.
    From The Barry F. Smith Collection. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25M5, PCGS# 7971)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    April, 2018
    25th-29th Wednesday-Sunday
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